Common name: Cordyline or New Zealand Cabbage Tree
Native: New Zealand
Size and spread (10 years): 1.5m x 1m
Treatment required: None
Seeds / kg: 264,900 94% viable
Ideal sowing period: Spring
Soil conditions: Most well drained soils but requires a sheltered aspect otherwise the leaves tend to get shredded by the wind.
Planting instructions: Often grown in pots when it will need a loam based compost and re-potting every couple of years. Remove tatty old bottom leaves regularly to expose the trunk.
Mature height: 3m x 1m
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